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ARISE: Breaking Free from the Chains of Abuse Through Self-Compassion

abuse elissa swihart self-compassion Mar 04, 2024

When I left abuse, I felt like a feral animal – terrified of the world, trapped in a corner, with full-body shakes as a constant companion. Life seemed like an insurmountable challenge, and I struggled to find my footing in a seemingly hostile environment.

 Recovery wasn't a swift journey; it involved coaxing myself out of the shadows with the help of trauma therapy, coaching, medication, meditation, journaling, and holistic approaches. Much like a frightened animal emerging from hiding, my progress was gradual, marked by small victories and setbacks.

 Leaving abuse behind, I found myself haunted by the feeling of being left behind in life. The years lost to abuse weighed heavily on me, and I constantly compared myself to others, convinced that everyone had it together except for me.

 Desperate to catch up, I threw myself into work, diligently ticking off societal expectations like saving money and paying off debts. Yet, despite these external accomplishments, I felt an emptiness within. It dawned on me that I was the only obstacle standing in the way of the life I desired.

 "The words we speak become the house we live in," a quote penned by the famous Persian poet, Hafiz. This revelation became the cornerstone of my healing journey – understanding that the key to a better, fulfilled life lay in the way I spoke to myself.

 Motivated by my own transformation, I am passionate about helping fellow survivors reclaim their power and rebuild their lives after abuse. This passion has materialized in the form of ARISE – a transformative masterclass born from my most vulnerable A-HA moments.

 ARISE is not a quick fix; it's a five-session journey that delves into understanding your internal narrative, recognizing thought patterns, cognitive restructuring, and action planning. It is a holistic approach to healing, addressing the mind and spirit, guiding survivors towards a future where their words become the foundation of a life they truly deserve.

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 If you find yourself stuck after abuse, ARISE offers the answer. Join me in this masterclass, and together, let's step into a future where your own words become the catalyst for a life of empowerment and fulfillment. It's time to ARISE – to break free from the chains of abuse and embrace the life you were meant to live.

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